Ever Given Operator Questions $916M Claim Over Grounding

Law360, London (April 15, 2021, 11:33 AM BST) -- The operator of a giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for a week after running aground last month has said that the Egyptian authorities "lack any detailed justification" for demanding almost $1 billion in compensation.

The Egyptian authorities are seeking almost $1 billion in compensation from the owners of Ever Given, the mega-container ship that ran aground in the Suez Canal (Getty/Satellite image (c) 2020 Maxar Technologies.) Evergreen Line, the Taiwan-based operator which chartered the Ever Given that blocked traffic in the Suez Canal when it became wedged across the busy sea lane on March 23, said on Wednesday that...

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